When I was in high school, I dreamed of becoming an actor. I loved the spectacle of it, the ability to be another character, to step outside of my introvert self and explore the endless possibilities acting offered. I took drama classes at school and did OK – my teacher’s wouldn’t have said I was destined to be a star but I wasn’t terrible either. I even thought about going to WAAPA, but somewhere along the line I realised I liked the stories more than the acting and got into writing instead.
But there is something still so undeniably exciting about theatre, whether it’s a world class or an amateur production, it just ignites that sense of possibility within me. That’s why I am so excited to be running a competition to give away a double pass to see The Esiteddfod at the State Theatre Centre to share the magic of performance. Keep reading for more details on how to enter!
“Sometimes make believe is the only way to make sense of the world.”
The Eisteddfod was an award-winning hit at the New York International Fringe Festival, exploring the nostalgic childhood world of orphaned siblings Abalone and his sister Gerture. They are inseparable and love to play games together.
Abalone’s passion for amateur dramatics is a growing obsession, however Gerture’s interest in the imaginary worlds they create to stave off boredom is beginning to wane. But there is one final role-playing game Abalone thinks will bring his sister around and be sure to win him the ultimate prize – that first-place ribbon at the Eisteddfod, with their rendition of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Lally Katz emerged from the Melbourne indie theatre scene and has become one of Australia’s hottest playwrights – and one of the most performed nationally. In The Eisteddfod Lally Katz’s disembodied voice leads the audience on a comic and somewhat unsettling journey. It is an intricate story, deftly told and an exciting unpredictable production about the drama of growing up.
A Black Swan Lab Production
DIRECTOR Jeffrey Jay Fowler
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Tyler Hill
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lucy Birkinshaw
SOUND DESIGNER Brett Smith
CAST INCLUDES Brendan Ewing, Natalie Holmwood
Thanks to the Black Swan State Theatre Company I have one double pass to give away for The Eisteddfod on Thursday 22 June at 8:00pm, in the Studio Underground of the State Theatre Centre.
To enter, just leave me a comment below telling me what you dreamed of becoming when you grew up.
The winner will be drawn on Monday 12th June and advised via email or DM.
The Eisteddfod runs from 22 June to 9 July, and if you’d like to buy tickets you can do so here.
*Many thanks to the Black Swan State Theatre Company for inviting me to The Eisteddfod and providing tickets for this giveaway.
Terms and conditions
- Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
- The competition is available to Perth entrants only, prize does not include any travels costs.
- Entrants may enter once on the blog and multiple times on social media.
- The prize cannot be transferred, redeemed for a cash equivalent, or used on any other night of the performance. The prize applies for two tickets (2) to the Thursday 22 June performance ONLY.
- The Perth Project retains the right to change the terms and conditions or the competition details at any time.
- This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.